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The Best Metal Albums of the 1980s

1.

Metallica - Ride the Lightning
July 27, 1984
Critic Score
100
3 reviews

2.

Celtic Frost - To Mega Therion
October 27, 1985
Critic Score
100
1 review

3.

Motörhead - No Remorse
September 15, 1984
Critic Score
100
1 review

4.

Metallica - Master of Puppets
March 3, 1986
Critic Score
97
3 reviews

5.

Bad Brains - I Against I
November 1, 1986
Critic Score
95
2 reviews

6.

Motörhead - Ace of Spades
November 8, 1980
Critic Score
95
2 reviews

7.

Death - Scream Bloody Gore
May 25, 1987
Critic Score
95
2 reviews

8.

Voivod - Nothingface
October 13, 1989
Critic Score
95
2 reviews

9.

Metallica - Kill 'Em All
July 25, 1983
Critic Score
92
4 reviews

10.

Godflesh - Streetcleaner
November 13, 1989
Critic Score
91
3 reviews

11.

Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard of Ozz
September 20, 1980
Critic Score
90
3 reviews

12.

Megadeth - Peace Sells... but Who's Buying?
October 1, 1986
Critic Score
90
2 reviews

13.

Fates Warning - Perfect Symmetry
August 22, 1989
Critic Score
90
2 reviews

14.

Helloween - Keeper of the Seven Keys: Part I
May 23, 1987
Critic Score
90
2 reviews

15.

Jane's Addiction - Nothing's Shocking
August 23, 1988
Critic Score
90
2 reviews

16.

Sodom - Persecution Mania
December 1, 1987
Critic Score
90
1 review

17.

Pentagram - Day of Reckoning
June 1, 1987
Critic Score
90
1 review

19.

Ministry - The Land of Rape and Honey
October 11, 1988
Critic Score
90
1 review

20.

Venom - Black Metal
November 1, 1982
Critic Score
90
1 review

22.

Celtic Frost - Morbid Tales
June 24, 1984
Critic Score
90
1 review

23.

Saxon - Denim And Leather
October 5, 1981
Critic Score
90
1 review

24.

Mercyful Fate - Don't Break the Oath
September 7, 1984
Critic Score
90
1 review

25.

Accept - Restless and Wild
October 2, 1982
Critic Score
90
1 review
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